Upcycle It! 3 Ways to Give Old Clothes New Life

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Recycle clothes and jewelry for a whole new look… or lots of cash from WP Diamonds!

Last Minute Gift Idea: Apron and Mitts

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There is only a couple more days until Christmas, and what if you need to still get some gifts! Avoid the snowy roads and crowded malls, dig out your scrap fabric, and get out your sewing machine. These aprons and oven mitts make great gifts for anyone on your list, and they are sew easy to make in just one day (or afternoon).

Gift Idea: Make a Bag this Holiday Season

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Still looking for that perfect gift for someone? Look no further than your scrap fabric bin. Not only will you use up your scrap fabrics but you will end up with a great homemade gift for a friend or family member. I always love giving and receiving sewn gifts, and you can easily make one yourself. A bag is used by everyone, so it’s a great practical gift with the added touch of customization.

Pattern Gift for Sewers

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Trying to figure out what to give your fellow sewing friends and family this holiday season? Why not give the gift of craft and supply them with a sewing pattern and everything they need to complete it! Check out these ways to wrap up this crafty present.

Holiday Pajama Gift

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What better opportunity to utilize your sewing skill then to make your holiday gifts! I love both giving and receiving handmade gifts, I think it is a little more meaningful and personal and not to mention less expensive! Through out the next two weeks I will be be posting some great sewing gifts that you can make for friends and family. This year I decided to make everyone pajama pants for holiday presents and match the fabric I use to their personality. Check out my DIY below and how I turned our Satin Trousers into a cute pair of cotton pajamas!

Bow Tie DIY

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Add this touch of menswear to your holiday attire this season! I love bow ties for both for women and menswear, make it in a metallic, colored or printed fabric to add a pop to your outfit.

Laser Cut DIY

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Last year while I was in Europe I bought a tank top with a laser cut top pleater panel, I love it and wear it all the time! Then I thought I can easily create my own (plus I really wanted another one). All you need is a tank pattern, a small piece of vinyl fabric (or faux leather / pleater), a ruler and rotary cutter or x-acto knife! See how you can make yourself an edgy laser cut tank with this DIY.

Mirror Brooch DIY

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Mirror mirror on the wall…or shirt! Try this unique do-it-yourself brooch, and make your garment shine with a bunch of them!

Animal Print DIY

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Bring the safari to the city in these fun animal printed DIYs!

Fringe Necklace DIY

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Jazz up a plain top with this easy to make fringe necklace! It really bring your outfit to the next level of style.

Lace Insert DIY

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Want a cute new pair of summer fun shorts? All you need is an old pair of jeans, a little bit of lace, and just a little bit of time!

Flounce DIY

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Flounces are great for summer time! Here you can see how to create your own flounce from a plain T-Shirt in three simple steps.

Hair Bands DIY

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Hair bands not only make a bad hair day tolerable, but they also are the crowning glory to many outfits. Check out this fun and easy beaded and bow hair band DIY!

Lacing DIY

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With buttonholes, loops and leather lacing your outfit gains a whole new scope.

Leather Painted Skirt DIY

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Add some pizazz to a new or old leather skirt!

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